Artist Team

These are the artists that bring our mascots and stories to life:

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Lena Poortvliet – Aluriya

2014 – Present
“Cats are life”

Whenever Lena learned to hold a pen, she started drawing. Up to this day, she still loves to make art and spends hours making animated films. She has always watched My Little Pony and collected the figures, back since Generation 1. When Gen 4 was introduced, it didn’t take long before ponies had to be drawn. Lena has been involved with Hearth’s Warning Con since the start in 2014, she was the main artist who designed Ember and Glace.

Even though she left her committee position to take care of her daughter, she’s happy to still be part of the artist team of Hearth’s Warming Con. Now she happily lives with her husband, daughter and cats. Sometimes it’s difficult to combine being an artist and motherhood, but as long as you’re creative you will find a way to accomplish anything you want and be as happy as you can be.

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Vera – Vederlicht

2015 – Present
“Everyone is a little crazy”

Vera is an artist of all trades, dabbling in various fandoms and having many interests. Ever since friendship became magic, she’s added ponies to that arsenal. She is a member of the oldest Dutch doujinshi circle Cheesecake Studio and attends many cons throughout the year. Next to drawing, she also enjoys baking, gardening and taking care of her two cats.

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YuntaoXD

2015 – Present
“Life is colourful, just like ponies”

Yuntao has always loved drawing and when she joined the fandom sometime during season 4, after watching Castle Mane-ia, she started to draw ponies as well. Her favourite characters to draw are Luna and Celestia, and ever since she joined the HWcon artist team for 2016, Ember has earned herself a spot next to the princesses.

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